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Police fatally shoot knife-wielding Boston terror suspect

26-year-old Usaama Rahim plotted to kill police officers, according to officials.

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Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Tear gas deployed at NJ concert after bottles thrown at cops

Police blocking gates outside of a major hip-hop concert Sunday had bottles thrown at them by angry people in the crowd who were trying to get inside - Full Story

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Off-duty Philly cop getting takeout stops robbery; 1 suspect dead

Detective stopped a pizza shop robbery in a close-quarters shootout - Full Story

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Video: Knife-wielding man lunges at cops in fatal Ohio airport OIS

Detective wrote that suspect's behavior was “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft” - Full Story

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Suspect shot in gun battle with Wash. cops

Body camera footage of an exchange of gunfire between a deputy and a man he chased on foot appears to back the version of events released earlier by Spokane County Sheriff's officials.

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Video: Suspect shot in gun battle with Wash. cops

Suspect is being held in the jail on $750,000 bond on two charges of first-degree assault - Full Story

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Cop hurt in battle with Boston bombers likely victim of blue-on-blue

Cop hurt in battle with Boston bombers likely victim of blue-on-blue

Whatever wounded cop is still embedded in his leg, leaving investigators unable to confirm which gun fired the bullet - Full Story



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